Thursday, April 21, 2005

Everyday

Sunlight
Streams
And splashes
On eyes closed
To the world

Entrapped
In the beat
Of darkness
And light
And in between

Memories
Fade in
And out
Like the rhythm
Of life

The eyes
Open
And the world
Fades
Back in


21 comments:

AmitKen said...

take the honour of being the first one to comment here.

the feel of 'Entrapped' does justice to 'Memories'.

Nice!!! ... as always.

la devil said...

smiling that i lived a day more,
hoping that i will live a day more.

"of darkness and light and in between" -- moi fav :)

Pincushion said...

Memories
Fade in
And out
Like the rhythm
Of life

That was simply beautiful!

gulnaz said...

i don't know why but your poem reminds me of a gushing river in a forest; of sunlight-warmed, smooth pebbles by the river and huge leafy trees by the endless road.
beautiful!

aparna said...

i have hard time making up my mind over what do i like more in your blog.the pictures or what you write?n i cant seem to chose one over the other.

Anonymous said...

Simple thoughts..gr8 display :)

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thoughts said...

Memories
Fade in
And out
Like the rhythm
Of life

my fav too . the firt three lines are very refreshing !

mermaid said...

"Memories
Fade in
And out
Like the rhythm
Of life

The eyes
Open
And the world
Fades
Back in"

It's all about cycles, isn't it? Sleep and wake, the seasons, love and hate, hope and despair, high and low tides (as Anil put it, bit keeps taking it away). Especially liked the last 2 verses.

stan laurel said...

I like the rhythm and circular motion of this poem. It is something we must listen to everyday.

livinghigh said...

geeeezzzz... i HAAATEEEE waking up!!! ;-)

am not a morning person at all... and now i know why! hehehehe

Geetanjali said...

"And the world
Fades
Back in"

Interesting perspective - one generally hears of the world intruding/jarring us awake etc..."fades back in" is such a nice way to put it!

anirudh said...

do you feel like this always? i it heart-rending and hopeful at the same time. a sense of timelessness floats in the words...

_Soulless_ said...

I agree with Anirudh.

This poem is one of those that may readily be seen, and felt, through either perspective (granted that these two are polar opposites)... depending on the reader, and, well, the reader's mood. ^_^

Ariel said...

This reminds me of a beloved sci-fi/adventure hero proverbially coming "back to himself," ala Maximus in The Gladiator or Cruise's character in Minority Report. There's that surreal quality of filtered life.

Aradhita said...

Currently the world is fading out for me....I can feel the grip of sleep taking over, isolating me from what I beileve is life to what I never thought life could be a few days back...
cya.

Jyotsna said...

"Memories
Fade in
And out
Like the rhythm
Of life'....so true,so powerful and simple

Jessica said...

that is my favorit epiece of yours yet. it is simple but it speaks so thoroughly.

Anonymous said...

Beautifully written! :)

Makes me think of what happens between the time we fall asleep and wake up... dreaming!

Miss Qt
miss-qt.com

. : A : . said...

AmitKen - The honour is mine! Thanks. ;-)

la devil, Pincushion, metamorphosis, thoughts, stan laurel, Jyotsna - Thanks.

gulnaz - You are quite close to the feeling from the poem.

aparna - You don't have to choose between the two! I'll keep both coming. :-)

mermaid - Yes, life is circular.

livinghigh - Hmm. I am pretty much a morning person.

Geetanjali - Yes, I thought it was quite striking when I first thought about it. Glad you picked it up.

anirudh - Not always, sometimes. Thanks for dropping by and commenting. Hope to see you again.

the_soulless - Yes, it could.

Ariel - Interesting perspective. Thanks.

Aradhita - Changing perspectives?

Jessica - Thanks. I didn't realise it was that powerful.

Miss Qt - Thanks. Maybe day dreaming? ;-)

finnegan said...

Hello again .:a:., I really love the physical pull of the elements (both the words and the image ideas) of this poem.

This dream seems like it could be describing the first days of a baby.

Lovely

I've sampled a photo from your recent post in order to fashion a link button on my site. Hope you don't mind.

. : A : . said...

finnegan - Thanks a lot. Glad you liked it. I don't mind the link at all, in fact I like the link button you have made. See you around.